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Mission San Jose

Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214 (Harlandale)
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Ranked #4 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Dansville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very authentic & neat to know it is still being used to this day by parishioners! We didn't get to the rest of the Missions because we were on bike and the day we went it was 100 degrees but this Mission was definitely worth the ride!

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Ridge, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Seeing a Mission for the first time i really did not know what to expect but wow, was i impressed. Our NPS Ranger guide was fantastic, so animated and energetic, she had you hanging on every word. The buildings and church are wonderful. Make sure you have water as you are out in the sun for a majority of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This mission is impressive, well preserved and very close to the downtown area. We found a very nice park guard who explained everything to us and solved all of our questions. If go visit San Antonio, definitely visit this place.

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Platte City, Missouri, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Beautifully preserved buildings and church. Wonderful visitors center. Close your eyes and you can imagine life here in the 1700's.

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Semmes, Alabama
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is an old Spanish mission located near San Antonio. There was really not a lot to see and without a tour guide it would have not been very interesting to us. The weather was cold and dreary during our visit which didn't help matters any. The highpoint of the tour was the chapel. It has been restored and is... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you decide to visit the missions in San Antonio, I highly suggest renting a bike at one of the many bike rental stops and visiting several. This was a nice ride from downtown and the mission had plenty of history to see and learn about. You can't go wrong with the weather in San Antonio.

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South Deerfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful grounds and recovered buildings. Active church. The Ranger tour was worth the time - only 30 minutes but we were directed where to find more information as we were interested.

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Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This enjoyable site to visit and photograph. Recommend attaching to the tour guides to hear aspects of the origin, development, restoration and impact on the local culture.

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Greenville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Took my family to see the mission. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. They even let me bring my dog in with me!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great place to visit to learn more about the rich history of San Antonio, both of the Mexicans and the early English settlers.

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